Tag: Action

Murder, Magic, and What We Wore by Kelly Jones

Murder, Magic, and What We Wore by Kelly Jones

January 23, 2018 0 Comments Regina

“To understand the things that are at our door is the best preparation for understanding those that lie beyond.” -Hypatia One of the things I loved best about this book was the use of quotes under the chapter headings. I am such a sucker for this. There can never be too many quotes introducing a chapter or section of a book in my opinion. I also loved that the author’s use of quotes to introduce/capture […]

A Murder in Time (Kendra Donovan #1) by Julie McElwain

A Murder in Time (Kendra Donovan #1) by Julie McElwain

January 7, 2017 0 Comments Regina

Does the cover of this book not beckon you to read it!? Yes, I will admit, I judged this book by its cover. I am glad I read the story synopsis and thought it sounded rad as well. This would be a great book to use that Christmas book money on or gift to your bibliophile friends who love murder mysteries, feminist fiction, Doctor Who, and Sherlock Holmes. Strong female lead? Check. Action? Check. Time […]

Psychological Analysis: Victoria Scott + Salt and Stone Giveaway!

Psychological Analysis: Victoria Scott + Salt and Stone Giveaway!

May 8, 2015 1 Comment Regina

Haven’t read Salt and Stone by Victoria Scott yet? WHAT’S WRONG WITH YOU?!  Now’s your chance! Join me and some other amazing blogs for a Galley Giveaway of Salt and Stone! Enter below to WIN a copy, and visit the other blogs linked up at the bottom of this post for more chances to WIN!   So here’s the deal. I’ve been working closely with Victoria Scott over the past six months, and I recently […]

The Hunt (Project Paper Doll #2) by Stacey Kade

The Hunt (Project Paper Doll #2) by Stacey Kade

February 16, 2015 0 Comments Regina

You can check out my review of the first book in this series, The Rules, here. I’m just going to address Zane’s character first because he is so epic-ally SWOON WORTHY. Honestly, I couldn’t say if I preferred reading from his POV over Ariane’s because it was wonderful being inside both of their heads, but Zane just melts me. Every.Single.Time. The complexity of his thoughts and the candidness of his steam of consciousness is so […]

Blog Tour: Collide (The Taking #3) by Melissa West Review +Giveaway!!!

Blog Tour: Collide (The Taking #3) by Melissa West Review +Giveaway!!!

February 11, 2015 5 Comments Regina

  Check out my reviews of Gravity (The Taking #1) and Hover (The Taking #2). Collide is a show-stopping, blood-pumping, heart-pounding finish to The Taking series, and hard-core Sci-Fi fans will be just as blown away by this finale as romance fans will be. Ari is a bad-ass of EPIC PROPORTIONS in Collide and Melissa West didn’t hold back with Ari’s character. Ari fully transforms into a fearless leader in this last book of the […]

Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins

Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins

May 9, 2014 5 Comments Regina

Think. Pink. And Paladins. This book filled my head with all kinds of glittery, pastel, satin-y, sequined images punctuated with spiked heels and daggers. Not just because of the ballerina-pink cover but because of the bouncy, bubble gum like dialogue and scenes. Rachel Hawkins says she pitched this book to her agent as Legally Blonde meets Terminator but I would  pitch it as Legally Blonde meets 1992’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Harper Price is a smart […]

The Academy: Thief (Scarab Beetle Series #1) C.L. Stone

The Academy: Thief (Scarab Beetle Series #1) C.L. Stone

March 17, 2014 1 Comment Regina

You can check out my reviews for the other books in The Academy Series here and a spotlight on C.L. Stone here. You might want to steal away for a day to read this book. Dun, dun,  DAA DAA, dun, dun,  DAA DAA, dun DUN! The first chapter of Thief reminded me of the Mission Impossible theme song. It was clever, exciting, and perfect. I found myself imagining certain scenes of Thief set to this music […]

Blog Tour: Retribution by Virginia Brasch + GIVEAWAY!!!

Blog Tour: Retribution by Virginia Brasch + GIVEAWAY!!!

March 13, 2014 1 Comment Regina

Today is my stop on the blog tour for Retribution by Virginia Brasch and I’m featuring a Review! This blog tour runs from 3rd March 2014 until 16th March 2014.    Retribution is a fierce, action-packed tale of covert operations, arms-dealers, modern day pirates, and pay back. The only thing hotter than the revenge in this novel is the romance. I’m not crazy about the cover of this book. There should have been a beautiful […]

Cover Reveal: Collide (The Taking #3) by Melissa West+Giveaway!!!

Cover Reveal: Collide (The Taking #3) by Melissa West+Giveaway!!!

March 13, 2014 2 Comments Regina

You can find my reviews of Gravity (The Taking #1) here, and Hover (The Taking #2) here. You can find my fun interview with Melissa West here. Today Melissa West and Entangled Teen are excited to reveal the cover for Collide, the thrilling conclusion to The Taking series releasing in December 2,2014! Check out the gorgeous cover, exclusive excerpt, and ENTER TO WIN an eARC!  About the book: Collide by Melissa West (The Taking #3) […]

BLOG TOUR: Knight Assassin by Rima Jean: Review + GIVEAWAY!!!

BLOG TOUR: Knight Assassin by Rima Jean: Review + GIVEAWAY!!!

March 10, 2014 2 Comments Regina

Knight Assassin by Rima Jean Publisher: Entangled Teen Pub. Date: March 4, 2014 Pages: 216 Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes & Noble Seventeen-year-old Zayn has special powers she cannot control—powers that others fear and covet. Powers that cause the Templar Knights to burn Zayn’ s mother at the stake for witchcraft. When a mysterious stranger tempts Zayn to become the first female member of the heretical Assassins, the chance to seek her revenge lures her in. She trains to […]

Fire & Flood: Victoria Scott Reviews Her Own Book!

Fire & Flood: Victoria Scott Reviews Her Own Book!

February 26, 2014 1 Comment Regina

        Sometimes authors CANNOT RESIST picking up a copy of their own book at their local bookstore. Yep. They wrote the darn book but they want to experience it again with fresh eyes, and pretend they are reading it for the first time. This psychological phenomenon leads these same authors to want to review their own books as well. The following is what happens when they do: In Which Victoria Scott Reviews […]

Book Review: Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott + ARC giveaway!

Book Review: Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott + ARC giveaway!

February 15, 2014 17 Comments Erin

‘If you’ re hearing this message, you are invited to be a Contender in the Brimstone Bleed. All Contenders must report within forty-eight hours to select their Pandora companions. If you do not appear within forty-eight hours, your invitations will be eliminated. The Brimstone Bleed will last three months and will take place across four ecosystems: desert, sea, mountains, jungle. The winning prize will be the Cure—a remedy for any illness, for any single person. […]

Drop of Doubt (The Academy #5) by C.L.Stone

Drop of Doubt (The Academy #5) by C.L.Stone

January 30, 2014 4 Comments Regina

Hair washing; it’s the new sex. There’s a shift in tone to Drop of Doubt. The first hundred pages had me nostalgic for the prior four books in this series, but nostalgia was quickly replaced with a strong desire to consume this installment down to the last drop. No doubt about it. Sang really comes into herself in this novel and acknowledges that she is more than her mother’s daughter. Sang is becoming a pro […]

The Liberator by Victoria Scott: Review+Giveaway!!!

The Liberator by Victoria Scott: Review+Giveaway!!!

January 13, 2014 8 Comments Regina

Dante Walker. Soul Collector turned Soul Protector. When does the video game come out!? I’ve always been a sucker for the bad boys. When Dante Walker abdicated his Collector Cuff to save Charlie Cooper’s life at the end of The Collector, a little part of my demon-loving heart died. In The Liberator, Dante’s swingin’ for the other team. Big Guy’s team (a.k.a. Lord of the Heavens), and he’s officially turned his back on Lucille (a.k.a […]

ARC Review of Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott

ARC Review of Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott

December 16, 2013 11 Comments Regina

This isn’t the Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure. This is the Brimstone Bleed.   I want to start a garage band just so I can name it after this book. I”m still debating on whether to name my new baby kitty Pandora, Tella, or Guy. I want a shirt that says, ” I skied the Brimstone Bleed. When Hell freezes over, I’ll ski that too!” There is just so much YES in this […]

BOO!ks for October: Death, and the Girl He Loves by Darynda Jones

BOO!ks for October: Death, and the Girl He Loves by Darynda Jones

October 25, 2013 0 Comments Regina

Hell hasn’t frozen over, Lorelie was sent to Maine. (You can check out my review for books one and two in this trilogy here, and here.) At the end of book two in the Darklight trilogy, Lorelei was ghosted away to a boarding school in Maine to keep her safe from the restless spirits and forces of evil that were hunting her down back  in Riley’s Switch, New Mexico.  She is the last prophet , […]

Destiny (Brightest Kind of Darkness #3) by P.T. Michelle

Destiny (Brightest Kind of Darkness #3) by P.T. Michelle

October 23, 2013 2 Comments Regina

There’s a darkness in Ethan that seems to be growing. Only Nara can save him.  Some Things Are Dark Some things are dark–or think they are. But, in comparison to me, All things are light enough to see In any place, at any hour. For I am Nightmare: where I fly, Terror and rain stand in the sky So thick, you could not tell them from That blackness out of which you come. So much […]

ARC Review: Hover (The Taking #2) by Melissa West

ARC Review: Hover (The Taking #2) by Melissa West

August 12, 2013 1 Comment Regina

The weight of a whole new world lies on Ari’s shoulders. If you haven’t read Gravity, the first book in this blockbuster series, you can check out my review here. Looking for a fun Summer series that leaves you feeling like you just came out of an action-packed Sci-Fi film? Then search no more, because The Taking series by Melissa West fits the bill. In Hover (The Taking #2), we join Ari on her new […]

Storm (Elemental #1)

Storm (Elemental #1)

May 19, 2013 0 Comments Regina

Brigid Kemmerer’s Elemental series was something I went into with low expectations despite the high ratings I saw on Goodreads. I thought to myself, “Guys with elemental powers? I’m not sure if I can get into lame superhero stuff right now. I need some high-grade material after the trip I just took.” I’m glad I drowned those thoughts. I was coming off of a really good book “high” and needed to read something that could […]